NYT Jan 21, 1910 - Philly Ship Return

Clipped from US, New York, New York, New York Times, January 21, 1910

ALICE PAUL RETURNS HOME.No Suffragettes to Greet Girl Released from English Jail.Special to Tht New York Times.PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 20.—Miss Alice Paul, the young woman of Moorestown, N. J., who went to England two years and a half ago and became a suffragette leader, arrived home to-night. She was met by her mother and brother, but not a single suffragist put in an appearance.Miss Paul was cast into Holloway Jail in London last October for creating a disturbance at the Lord Mayor's banquet inthe Guildhall. ..•• I did not throw a stone, she said. “ I simply rose in the gallery and shouted, ‘ Votes for Women.’ In the prison it was horrible. I had been arrested twice before once in Scotland and once in London, simply for refusing orders to tnoye I on ’ at political meetings. I was released after five days’ imprisonment in Scotland i and three weeks in London because I refused food. Those were the recognized tactics among the suffragettes. Last October the custom of forcible feeding was Introduced and I was one of the victims of the practice.